Do you think Dr. Sadao’s final decision was the best possible one in the circumstances? Why/ Why not? Explain with reference to the story, ‘The Enemy’.
Dr. Sadao saved and tended the injured soldier as a part of his duty. However, the burden of hiding an American soldier illegally weighed heavy on him. In a bid to get rid of this burden, he revealed the secret to the General, who promises to get the prisoner killed through some assassins.
Thus, by telling the truth to the General, he proves his loyalty to his country. However, when he noticed that the soldier was to be killed not for the benefit of the country but only to save the his life, his humane side asked him to ply with the voice of his soul. He then went out of his way to help the enemy soldier flee to safety. Thus, in such a situation, the doctor's final solution to the problem was the best possible one.